They Wore The Shirt

........players who appeared in ten games or less for Norwich City Football Club 

Walter Bugg - London born centre half who as a young man had associations with Millwall, Woolwich Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. An accident seemingly put paid to his footballing career, but against doctors advice he returned to the fold with Norwich City in 1905. He had to wait until 1907 before making his five appearances in the first team. Two were in the Southern League and three in the United League and he was on the winning side just once - in his final game.

Percy Humphries - a forward who joined the Canaries in 1914, having just finished a spell as player manager of Hartlepools United. After a long stay at Notts County he had shorter but prolific goalscoring bursts in the colours of Leicester Fosse, Chelsea and Spurs. Having been capped by England at just 22 years of age, his arrival at The Nest came very much in the twilight of his career, and the thirty four year old made just three Norwich appearances in the Southern League, though he managed a goal in the last of them, a 2-2 draw with Plymouth Argyle. With the onset of World War One soon after he went to Switzerland, and later Italy, to coach.

Michael Watt - Aberdeen born goalkeeper who joined City from his hometown club in 1998 (where he had earlier won a Scottish League Cup medal, keeping a clean sheet in the Final). Understudy to Andy Marshall, he made his d├ębut as a substitute at Barnsley on the 8th of September. Played throughout December and then the first game in January, before losing his place back to Marshall. With a young Robert Green waiting in the wings he did not add to his final tally of nine Norwich City appearances, and returned to Scotland in the summer of 1999 with Kilmarnock.

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